The Calgary Flames lost to the Washington Capitals by a 4-3 score on Friday night. Here are selected reactions from players and coaches following the game.
The Flames chase for the entire game
The Capitals scored early and never trailed, which resulted in a game where the Flames were chasing. Head coach Bill Peters pointed to the three second period penalties the Flames took as something that got them off their rhythm and took some of their key players off the ice for a large swath of the game.
We were busy They ended up with 10 shots, they hit a couple cross-bars. It’s too good of a power play to put on display, especially three times in a row, three times in a row in probably about a 10 minute span is what it amounted to. I thought it hurt us and I thought it took some of our guys out of the game that don’t kill.
Travis Hamonic will be evaluated
Peters didn’t have a lot of information about Travis Hamonic’s injury status, other than more will be known about his status tomorrow.
“He tried to gut it out,” said Peters. “Couldn’t. So, lower body. We’ll get it looked at it here a little bit tonight, but we’ll know more tomorrow and see how it reacts.”
The Flames are carrying the right-shooting Dalton Prout as their seventh defenseman. But they have an open roster spot, so they would be able to recall a different defender – Juuso Valimaki, perhaps – if they wanted to give themselves some options for Sunday’s game in Carolina.